Sand Talk: The Power of Indigenous Thinking
(20th April/21st April in APAC)
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Whether you work in business, finance, government, academia or philanthropy, there are always seemingly intractable problems which conventional thinking cannot solve. In recent years, we've seen the rise of sustainability and systems thinking, as we seek to take a more holistic approach to the challenges that surround us.
In this episode, we're joined by Pratibha Vuppuluri MD Global Portfolio at Unreasonable Group and indigenous author and academic Tyson Yunkaporta for a free-flowing yarn on the issues we're struggling with in business and government today, and his new book Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save The World. As a start, we plan to explore:
Register at ESGX.org to ask your own questions and contribute to the discussion. Meanwhile, for those who prefer not to register, you can watch the live stream at live.esgx.org, as well as recordings of previous events.
This event falls in the middle of Earth Week - a reminder that climate change is one of the big issues facing governments, businesses, investors and society in general. We note that the fundamental risk of climate change was first identified some 200 years ago - and 50 years ago a team from MIT identified that many of the related issues would start to become significant challenges around 2020 (see the ABC Australia news report above for contemporaneous coverage). So one of the questions we'll be exploring is what we can learn from indigenous thinking in exploring how we can seek to influence change itself.
As always, this episode will be live and interactive, with a particular focus on practical actions that businesses, governments and individuals can take - and the commercial and other benefits of doing so.
Please use the form below to register for this event (or click the thumbnail).
Limits to growth (50 years ago)
Building Green Communities
Building The Circular Economy
Roads To Refuge